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Cupra 280 Revo Stage 3


The following service information is for a UK based Stock car, if you plan to modify the power output or handling then ask people in the know about what should be done



My view has always been Stock and Stage 1 cars can use these values but once you go beyond stage 1 you need to service more regularly and if you are going to use the car on the track for any length of time you should change the engine oil and Brake fluid more frequently.


Work Required

At Millage

Additional Notes

6-gear DSG gearbox 0D9: change

the oil and filter

Every 60,000 km

37,300 Miles


Panorama roof: check operation,

clean drains and lubricate guides

After 3 years / max 60,000 km

and then

every 2 years or 60,000 km after that.


Engine Oil Filter

Flexible oil change interval then every 18,641 miles / 30,000 km or 2 years

Fixed oil change interval, Maximum every 9320 miles / 15,000 km or once a year


Air Filter

Every 55923 miles / 90,000 km or 6 years


Dust and Pollen Filter

Every 37282 miles / 60,000 km or 2 years


Oil Change Service


PR QI1 - every 5,000km

PR QI2 – every 7,500km

PR QI3 – every 10,000 km

PR QI4 – every 15,000 km

PR Q17 – every 30,000 km

Spark Plugs

Every 37,282 miles / 60,000 km or 4 years


Front axle differential lock oil change

Every 3 years

Please note many main dealers don’t deal with cupra’s and do not understand about the front diff, this needs to be looked after.

Brake fluid and clutch: Renew

After 3 years (first time) and then every 2 years


Key Fob Battery

When warning message shown on the screen

CR2032 Battery.

How to video can be found here




Information about various bits of the car that need to be serviced.



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Haldex Servicing - Why and When?


If you have a small VAG '4wd' car; Whether it's a TT Quattro, an S3, a Golf 4motion, or an Octavia 4x4, the chances are your car uses the Haldex four wheel drive system.

Unlike traditional four wheel drive systems, this allows the vehicle to return similar fuel consumption to that of a front wheel drive when driving in a relaxed manner such as cruising along on the motorway, but with the grip of an all wheel drive car when it's needed!

In this blog, we will attempt to help readers better understand the Haldex system and it's service requirements.

What is the 'Haldex' part of the rear diff?
- What most people refer to as the Haldex is a coupling system attached to a traditional type rear differential that allows the rear drive to be brought in and out as it is needed.
- The system operates using a wet multi-plate clutch setup, somewhat similar to that of most motorcycles.
- The Haldex pump provides oil pressure, which actuates the clutches to bring in rear drive as and when the ECU requests it.

Why should I service this?
- Unlike differential oil, which lubricates; the Haldex oil is very specific and promotes friction between the faces of the multi-plate clutch setup.
- This friction between the plates causes particles of friction material to slowly build up within the oil.
- On most Haldex systems, a filter is installed which collects these unwanted particles, however in more modern models, the filter is omitted in favour of an oil strainer at the pump.

When should I service this?
- On vehicles with a Haldex Filter (Gen1 & Gen2) it is good practice to replace the oil and the filter at 20,000 mile intervals.
- On some vehicles where the Haldex system has a filter from factory, but the main dealers don't sell a replacement (Gen4) it is possible to purchase a filter from ourselves which can help increase the lifespan of the factory pump.
- On vehicles which don't have a filter (Gen5), we recommend servicing at 10,000 mile intervals, as the strainer on the pump can become blocked, eventually leading to pump failure. We always recommend removing the pump and cleaning the strainer as well as the housing whenever changing the Haldex oil on these models.

What about the front Haldex Diffs?
- Some Front wheel drive vehicles including the Golf GTI Mk7's with the Performance Pack and Leon Cupra Mk3 have a Haldex diff at the front of the vehicle.
- This 'VAQ' Haldex system actuates in the very same way as all of the four wheel drive Haldex systems, only it vectors the torque between the two front wheels increasing traction during performance driving conditions.
- These should be given the same service attention as the Gen5 four wheel drive models.

Can I use any oil in my Haldex System?
- No! You should ideally only ever use the Genuine VAG Haldex oil prescribed for your specific vehicle.
- The Haldex oil is a non-lubricative oil to promote friction of the clutch plates and using any other oil can result in a total loss of drive from the rear effectively converting your car into a front wheel drive.

What about the rear differential itself?
- If you have a Haldex four wheel drive car, it is good practice to replace the 'final drive' rear differential oil, as your rear diff has a completely separate oil bath to the 'Haldex' part of the four wheel drive system.
- VW/Audi have always quoted this as being a 'lifetime' fluid, however as a specialist looking after older cars - we recommend this is changed at intervals of around 75,000 miles.



Taken from the Revo vehicle-care-maintenance


Care and general maintenance are important for any vehicle regardless of the state of tune. The further you push your vehicle the more you need to service it. Below are some recommendations for servicing and maintenance.




For a stage 1 or 2 vehicles, Revo suggests that you maintain the same service schedule recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Unlike standard air-filters that you replace aftermarket air-filters required routine cleaning in order to correctly function, this needs to be accounted for with your general servicing.


For stage 2+ and higher stage vehicles, Revo highly recommends reducing the service intervals. As you are running more power through the engine, wear is obviously going to increase.


Vehicle use-age has a big effect on general wear and tear. If you use your vehicle on the track or for long distance driving trips; it’s advised to do both pre and post inspection and fluid changes.


If you are running a TFSI with an uprated fuel pump, Revo recommends a visual inspection of the cam follower every 5000 miles or at the very least, adding it to your normal service schedule. For more details click here to see the HPFP technical page.


NOTE: This page is a guideline only and in no way a guarantee of faultless running.


Warning – This information has been provided to you from various sources and any damage to your car due to using this information is at your own risk.